Bodog Golden Spade Poker Open Guarantees $1.5M
Key Takeaways
  • Bodog’s anonymous Golden Spade Poker Open kicks off on September 9.
  • $1.5m is guaranteed in prizes split between a Contender Series and a Championship Series.
  • The Main Event guarantees $300k with $58k to the winner.
  • Fifty-one events will run until November 3 with at least one a day at an Asian friendly 10am EST.

Next week Bodog will run the Golden Spade Poker Open, a 51 event anonymous online tournament series with $1,500,000 in guaranteed prizes.

The events are split into a set of low buy in tournaments aimed at casual players—the Contender Series, and higher stakes events—the Championship Series. There will be three or four events a day spread over two months from September 9 to November 3.

Bodog’s Asian focus will be served by running at least one tournament a day at 10am EST which is more convenient for Asian time zones.

$300k is guaranteed for the Main Event with the winner taking down at least $58,500. Earlier this month Bodog upped the guarantees for many of the daily and weekly tournaments on its regular schedule. Market defying continuous growth over the last two years has provided the operator with increasing tournament participation which easily justifies the increases.

The anonymous tournament model is a Bodog invention, and the brand has been active in promoting its innovation most recently through its request for players to send in photographs of themselves dressed as Zorro. The best shots were awarded two free seats at the $100,000 Grand Final of the Anonymous Poker Series (APS) which will be held in Manila next year.